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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786230983
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.68 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Delinsky
Barbara Delinsky
Barbara Delinsky started out her writing career creating novels for the category romance genre, partly under pseudonyms; but she has evolved into a name-brand all her own, praised by romance fans for the layered plotting and the complex characters on display in literally dozens of bestsellers.

Biography

Born Ruth Greenberg, and raised in suburban Boston, Barbara Delinsky worked as a sociology researcher in children's services and was a newspaper photographer and reporter before turning to fiction writing full-time. In point of fact, she never intended to pursue a literary career. But, in the early 1980s, a newspaper article profiling three women who successfully balanced home, family, and romance writing caught her attention. Intrigued, she spent months researching and writing her first novel. It sold -- and Delinsky was off and running.

Praised by critics and fans alike for her character driven studies of marriage, parenthood, and friendship, Delinsky is one of a small cadre of successful women writers (including Nora Roberts and Sandra Brown) who started out writing pseudonymous paperbacks for the category romance genre and muscled their way onto the bestseller lists with hardcover escapist fiction. Yet she is candid about the hard work involved and insists there's no tried-and-true formula that converts automatically to easy money. As if to prove her own point, Delinsky works from eight in the morning to about seven at night, writing in the office above the garage in her Newton, Massachusetts home; doing research; handling interviews; or -- her least favorite part of the job -- touring the country making author appearances.

Over the decades Delinsky has written dozens of novels that have landed on The New York Times bestseller list, including Twilight Whispers (1988), For My Daughters (1994), Three Wishes (1997), Flirting with Pete (2003), and Family Tree (2007). In 2001, she published her first nonfiction title, Uplift: Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors. A cancer survivor herself, she has earmarked all the profits from the sale of this book to benefit breast cancer research.

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When she isn't writing, one of Delinsky's favorite pastimes is kayaking.

She gets some of her best ideas in the shower. "It's a little harder to write ideas down there," she wrote to fans on her web site, "but I've been known to yell something out to my husband, who does it for me!"

The family cat, Chelsea, is named after her 1992 novel The Passions of Chelsea Kane.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Billie Douglass, Bonnie Drake; born Ruth Greenberg
    2. Hometown:
      Newton, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 9, 1945
    2. Place of Birth:
      Boston, Massachusetts
    1. Education:
      B.A. in Psychology, Tufts University, 1967; M.A. in Sociology, Boston College, 1969

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

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    Good suspense, great story- very well told. Worth the money

    Good suspense, great story- very well told. Worth the money

    8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    I was disappointed in this particular read of Barbara Delinsky's

    I was disappointed in this particular read of Barbara Delinsky's. I've read much better from her & didn't realize this was an older book tho the info says it was published in 2011 or so. It also states it's 250 pages, while in reality it's only 163 pages. Even tho it was only $2.99, I still feel the info stated about these ebooks should be accurate so we know what we're getting. I'll double check these things from now on.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    SPICY!

    Good love story. Spicy!

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  • Posted July 19, 2012

    Another good one by Barbara!

    Barbara Delinsky is one of my favorite authors. However, I had not read anything of hers for a while. After reading this wonderful story, I will definitely start back. Her stories are always so compassionate, touching, and close to home.

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  • Posted July 10, 2012

    Thoroughly enjoyed!

    Characters are likeable and believeable

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Good Book

    An excellant read.... Highly recommend Barbara Delinsky.....

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    So so

    As indicated in the prologue this novel was written when Ms. Delinsky was young and new at writing novels. It reads like that - too predictable. It was pretty dull. I would save my time.

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  • Posted June 30, 2012

    A must read

    Was a great book and a must read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    Recommend

    Cute story

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